Definition of decarbonize in English:

decarbonize

(also decarbonise)

verb

[with object]
  • 1Reduce the amount of gaseous carbon compounds released in or as a result of (an environment or process)

    ‘policies to decarbonize the UK economy’
    • ‘In the original cooling or through subsequent heat treatment, a matrix can be internally decarbonized or carburized by depositing graphite on existing sites or by dissolving carbon from them.’
    • ‘The simple construction meant that you could motor to work, strip and decarbonise the engine during your lunch break ready to motor back home again at end of the working day’
    • ‘This machine can decarbonize any petrol engine.’
    • ‘Decarbonize the cylinder head with a good top engine cleaner to get rid of the deposits.’
    1. 1.1 Remove carbon or carbonaceous deposits from (an engine or other metal object).
      • ‘In the original cooling or through subsequent heat treatment, a matrix can be internally decarbonized or carburized by depositing graphite on existing sites or by dissolving carbon from them.’
      • ‘Decarbonize the cylinder head with a good top engine cleaner to get rid of the deposits.’
      • ‘This machine can decarbonize any petrol engine.’
      • ‘The simple construction meant that you could motor to work, strip and decarbonise the engine during your lunch break ready to motor back home again at end of the working day’

Pronunciation

decarbonize

/diːˈkɑːb(ə)nʌɪz/